Soundbytes – Bits and Pieces
Frankie Boots and the County Line and Trevor McSpadden
Rossis 1906 Dancehall – Saturday, Feb. 27.
Haling locally from the Bay Area, Frankie Boots and The County Line have a penchant for painting vivid images of late nights, lost love, and the grittier side of life. Boots, a former bartender, after seeing numerous acts perform in clubs, decided to make a run for it on his own, hooking up with the County Line, an already established act. The band was well-honed in the sounds of Americana, with all the standard instruments needed for such an act; horns, pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, keys, guitars, bass and drums, laying down musical genres of country, rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass and American music. The act took the North Bay Bohemian’s award for best country-Americana act in the North Bay in 2013 and haven’t looked back, with a new self-titled album under their belt and a nation-wide tour booked for this summer. Having already shared the stage with Robert Earl Keen, Lukas Nelson, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Justin Townes Earle, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Drag the River, Cake and more, the band has high hopes for that the future holds.
Opening the show is Trevor McSpadden, raised in the Texas Hill Country and seasoned in the clubs of Chicago, McSpadden is a true country-western troubadour, having spent five years as the lead singer of the Chicago act the Hoyle Brothers, before taking to the road as a solo act. McSpadden has recently teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson on a record slated for spring 2016. If you heard any Dwight Yoakam album from 1984 – 2002, then you’re familiar with Anderson and his guitar playing, as well as production. McSpadden has a voice that “ … you want to curl up with on a lonely night; it’s a voice you want with you on the highway out of town…” The songs are straight –forward country twang, with no gimmicks.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m.
It’s Hawaiian dance party time on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Sonoma Woman’s Club when Del Medina, referred to in the local hula circles as “the North Bay’s King of Kanikapila” takes the stage with his ukulele. “Kanikapila” means Hawaiian jam session, and is presented by the local hula group Hula Mai and all are welcome to bring an instrument and join in on the fun. The songs are half traditional Hawaiian and half American pop, so they’ll be room for anyone with even an ounce of musical talent, be it on a guitar, ukulele, kazoo or even a foot stomper or two. The event gets under way a little later this time, at 2:30 p.m. to allow for the sold-out hula luncheon going on prior. Admission is a $5 donation and goes towards the upkeep of the historic Woman’s Club building which is turning 100 years old this year. For more info, point your browser to hulamai.org.
Setlist – The Rundown
Annex Wine Bar
865 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 938-7779
Tonight, Feb. 26, Hi – Fi Shakedown and Dale Geist – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, Hard Travelin’ – 7:30 p.m.
Barking Dog Roasters
18133 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 939-1905
Saturday, Feb. 27, Sonoma Nightsounds – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, Paul Christopulos – 3 p.m.
Blue Moon Saloon
19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 996-3055
Saturday, Feb. 27, Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, Blues Jam – all welcome – 10 p.m.
B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
400 First St. E. Sonoma – 938-7110
Tonight, Feb. 26, DJ Hi – C – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, DJ Hi – Cal – 9 p.m.
Friday Farmers Market
Depot Park – 270 First St W. Sonoma
Today, Feb. 26, Stewart Degner – 9:30 a.m. .
691 Broadway Sonoma – 935-9100
Tonight, Feb. 26, Matt Bolton – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, Jeff Campbell – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, Dan Bern and David Luning – in the Listening Room – 8 p.m.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 First St. E. Sonoma – 935-0660.
Tonight, Feb. 26, Danny Morris and the California Stars – 8 p.m.
Olde Sonoma Public House
18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs – 938-7587
Sunday, Feb. 28, Karaoke – 7:30 p.m.
Olive and Vine
14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen – 996-9152 – Reservations recommended
Tonight, Feb. 26, the John Burdick Band – The Final Concert – 7 p.m.
420 First St E. Sonoma – 996-4466
Tonight, Feb. 26, Mad and Eddie Duran – 7 p.m.
Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall
401 Grove St. El Verano – 343-0044
Tonight, Feb. 26, Rubber Soul – Acoustic Beatles Experience – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, Frankie Boots and County Line and Trevor McSpadden – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, the Second Street Band – 5 p.m.
22900 Broadway, Sonoma – 996-5151
Saturday, Feb. 27, Butch Engle and Styx – 12:30 p.m.
Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall
452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma – 996-1364.
Tonight, Feb. 26, the Sean Carscadden Quartet – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, Full Circle – 5 p.m. – Anthony Paule, Tim Eschliman, Kevin Zuffi and Lou Rodriguez – 8 p.m.
Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club
574 First St. E. – 938-8313
Saturday, Feb. 27, Hawaiian Jam Session – 2:30 p.m.